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Author Archive | Jane Cole


Do you VUDU?

Do you VUDU? If your response is that you aren’t sure what VUDU is, then be prepared for me to make your life a little easier! Parenting is hard so sometimes. It’s the little life hacks that we fixate on and feel the need to share with the world. For me, that small thing was […]

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The Great Princess Debate

Like every great debate, there are two sides. I’ve heard the statement “please don’t call my daughter a princess” from a few friends/family members. Before having a daughter I never gave the issue much thought. When my daughter was very young I found myself conflicted while introducing her to Disney movies.  At the same time, […]

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Summer Struggles of a Working Mom

Some of these summer struggles are felt by every mom. Some of these are specific to working parents. Some of these are just my general complaints. But, there are just some things I need to get off my chest as a working mom during the summer: Weekends Exactly how many parties can we cram into […]

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Perfectly Imperfect

In the evening I tend to zone out onto my phone, usually in Facebook land where I “connect” with people. I watch people’s perfect lives play out. Recently while scrolling I saw one of those inspirational posts that caught me off guard. “Don’t judge the person whose life seems perfect because to someone you might […]

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The Evolution of Zoo School: Preschool Adventures at RWPZ

Right before my daughter’s third birthday, I found out about a program at Roger Williams Park Zoo.  I now realize it is called Preschool Adventures, but for the last two year (and for probably forever) I’ve lovingly referred to it as “Zoo School.” We’ve attended most of the sessions offered each year and I’m always […]

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The Day My Parenting Anxiety Peaked

We’ve all had those days where we have been consumed by a tiny creature riddled with germs.  Yes — I’m talking about the dreaded fever days with a toddler.  I can still replay most of the day in slow motion even three years later.  My eighteen month old daughter had been sick for two days […]

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Mark Your Calendars For These RI Holiday Events!

The holidays can be a great time to get out and explore our state. Rhode Island has so many events coming and here’s a small sample. We’d love to hear what your must-do list looks like for Christmas!  Ticketed Events  Blackstone Valley Polar Express Inspired by Chris Van Allsburg’s Christmas classic, this family favorite becomes […]

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